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Professor Huelsen's Lecture on 
Nero's Golden House 

Tuesday evening, March 16, Professor 
Christian K. F. Huelsen, Ph. D.. of the 
German Imperial Archaeological Institute 
in Rome, gave an interesting lecture on 
"Nero's Golden House." Professor Huel- 
sen, why is the author of "History of the 
Roman Forum." takes the place of Pro- 
fessor Ogden at Columbia University until 
June. During his continuance at Co- 
lumbia, Professor Huelsen offers a highly 
interesting course on Roman Topography, 
he also conducts a seminar on Roman 
Monumental Art. 

Professor Huelsen first asked his audi- 
ence to go with him to the main portal 
of Nero's Golden House, at which there 
stood the mighty gilded Colossus of the 
sun god, a statue of the emperor himself. 

The palace and gardens covered an 
immense area spreading from the Pala- 
tine across the valley to the Esquiline. 
There was a large artificial lake in the 
center of the grounds, and endless porti- 
coes and galleries joined the wings of 
the palace. 

Within, the rooms of which we can have 
the best idea are the triclinia or 
rooms ; of these there were twelve in 
each of two different wings. Each was 
decorated in a different style and color, 
and they were adapted to various seas- 
ons and kinds of entertainment. The 
walls were adorned with the rarest mar- 
bles and gems, and works of art. One 
painter who especially pleased the em- 
peror was forbidden to leave the palace 
in order that no one else should possess 
any of his work. Columns, medallions, 
carving, painting, all were used in their 
most perfect forms. The ceilings, too, 
were richly decorated. One was so con- 
structed as to change the scene with each 
change of courses. Another showered 
flowers and another rare perfumes upon 
the guests. 

The emperor's private apartments are 
supposed to have been still more magnifi- 
cent, but less is known of them. 

The emperors who succeeded Nero tore 
down large parts of the palace, opened 
the streets which the gardens had blocked, 
drained the lake and devoted the space 
and the spoil to public works. The Fla- 
vian Amphitheatre was built where the 
lake had been, and the Colossus was hauled 
by twenty-four elephants to a new place 
beside it. This policy was pursued part- 
ly to win public favor, partly from really utili- 
tarian motives, and partly because the 
practical Flavians could not appreciate the 
wonderful rare creation of the aesthetic 
"mad Nero.'' 

The neglect of the Dark Ages followed 
the destruction of Nero's successors, and 
the Golden House was well nigh forgot- 
ten, till the Italian painters of the Re- 

naissance found some of its buried treas- 
ires rhr rooms which were not com- 
p' 1 i' b hidden h\ rubbish had been de- 
faced by Christian frescoe-. and by the 
uses to which they had been put." The 
painters copied many of the old decora- 
tions and destroyed some of them after- 
ward in order that their own work might 
not be duplicated. It is to these copies 
and to old engravings that much of the 
present knowledge of the Golden House 
1^ due. Many painters who did not ac- 
tually copj what they found, used the 
motifs and color schemes in works of 
their own. 

Lack of scientific system and means of 
engraving, indifference, and the unsettled 
conditions in Rome, have prevented a com- 
and accurate study of the Golden 
House. But it is to be hoped that such a 
wud> will before long be made, and a 
trustworthy record made of the most won- 
derful structure of all time. 

The Week-End Conference 

The Week-End Conference which has 
just passed was a new experience in the 
lite of our Christian Association. The 
question so often heard, "What is a Con- 
ference like?" has been answered and all 
who attended this feel especially grateful 
to the Conference leaders and for making 
it such a success.. 

Miss Pendleton opened the first meeting 
on Saturday evening, in College Hall 
Chapel. Miss Conde, one of the National 
Secretaries of the Y. W. C. A., spoke on 
the Secret of a Poised Life. This we 
recognize as the characteristic of efficient 
men and women, and Miss Conde showed 
how this secret is the same as the purpose 
of the Conference. 

This meeting was followed by the first 
of the Bible Lectures by Dr. Wilbert W. 
White, who is President of the Bible 
Teachers Training School in New York 
City, and is therefore qualified to speak on 
Bible Study from wide experience both in 
personal study and in teaching. Dr. White 
told of his method in studying the book of 
the Prophet Jeremiah, by which a greater 
definiteness and therefore a more com- 
plete appreciation of its meaning might be 
gained. He told how he took each chap- 
ter, verse by verse, analyzing it under the 
heads of Jeremiah's personality, the his- 
tory of the times, Jeremiah's call, and his 
work. As a model lesson he used the 
sixth chapter of Isaiah showing the steps 
in Isaiah's call: the vision, the recogni- 
tion of sin. repentance, purification, and so 
on. In this way Dr. White showed how 
to study the Bible by analyzing it both 
for the story and for the thought. 

At the Sunday morning service in 
Houghton Memorial Chapel. Dr. Erdman. 
of the Princeton Theological Seminary, 
preached on the theme of the Conference 
from the text : "That ye may be filled unto 
all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3: 
19.), showing how at college especially we 
may achieve this purpose. Dr. White's 

next Bible lecture, held on Sunday after- 
. was from the New Testament on 
the fourteenth chapter of John. l)r 
White diagonized the structure of the 
chapter and explained the significance of 
the tour questions asked and answered in 
this chapter. At Vespers Miss Conde, 
who has lately returned from the foreign 
mission fields, spoke on the situation there 
which demands a response from the Chris- 
tian student. It is a crisis which needs 
prompt action; if our influeno is not ex- 
erted at once, the Eastern races will cre- 
ate a powerful and non-Christian civiliza- 
tion for themselves. The day closed as at 
the summer conferences with' short delega- 
tion meetings in the different houses. The 
girls in each house considered themselves 
as one delegation, and helped each other, 
by telling informally the individual im- 
pressions and benefits they had received 
from the Conference. 

Since "vision without action is weak- 
ness," the conference closed with a Chris- 
tian work council Monday morning. Miss 
Dwight, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke, told 
first of the urgent call for the student to 
volunteer for service in foreign missionary 
work. Miss Dwight spoke of the manv 
capacities in which a student can go and 
of the great number of unfilled posi' 
waiting. But all can not respond to this 
call. To them Miss Conde next spoke, 
when she told about the Y. W. C. A. 
work at home. A girl may enter this work 
either professionally as a secretary in 
city, college or state departments, or tin- 
professionally by interesting herself in the 
support of her own city association. Miss 
Conde then explained the new system of 
training schools just started which many 
of us remember hearing about from Miss 
Wilson some months ago. It is still a 
new movement but is rapidly growing. At 
present the main centers in the East are 
at Lowell, Mass.. and in New York. In 
three months at these schools, girls may 
receive training for any kind of Y. W. 
C. A. work, with experience enough given 
so that they may enter the work at once. 

We also heard about work in vacation 
schools from Miss Kate Parsons, 191 1. 
who assured us a great opportunity for 
useful, interesting work along this line. 
Miss Parsons explained that the training 
schools are all presided over by a central 
committee. This committee draws its 
funds in the main from the colleges; but 
depends on the cooperation of the church 
in the supplying of rooms where the 
schools can meet. Miss Parsons especially 
urged that Wellesley endow one of these 
schools, stating that it requires something 
less than $300; and that if we should be 
able to interest the church, the Wellesley 
school might be started in the home town 
of some one of us. making others more 
convenient for us to give our active sup- 
port to the movement. 

Miss Margaret Slattery summed up all 
the different possibilities for Christian ac- 
tivity. Beside these professional lines of 

(Continued on page 4) 


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If the editor had a pipe, which of course 
she hasn't, she would be sitting down now 
to indulge in a beautiful pipe dream. Yet 
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and archly glancing ladies in long, long 
gowns, doing absolutely nothing but un- 
furl their parasols or smell a flower — such 
an alluring fashion paper carries her 
away as a pipe might a masculine editor 
to a bright fancyland called in plain usage, 
Easter vacation. And a smile hovers over 
her wan face — for she has 'been working 
hard lately, maintaining a standard — and 
she murmurs : "Home — Miriam's — the 
shore." For you see, as an editor, she 
has a composite personality that feels the 
needs and the joy of the whole great 
throbbing college (that is the way she 
would express it), and that is why she 
says all three things, "Home — Miriam's — 
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Then her visions get a little bit mixed 
up, for it is very hard to keep so many 
joyful anticipations distinct in her mind, 
and the pounding of the surf blends with 
mother's words of welcome and the nice 
food you get to eat at Miriam's. And the 
clinging, soft gowns on the arch ladies, and 
the dream of a spring hat is likely to get 
driven out by the image of an old Peter 
Thompson. In such a confusion of hap- 
piness, the editor drifts for a while try- 
ing to find out if there is any single thing 
which she, as a composite, will enjoy 
whether in the home or at the shore, and 
a gleam of intelligence lights her face 
(which is slowly gaining a delicate color), 
as she murmurs "getting away from here.'' 

What, is she not loyal to everything to 
which she ought to be loyal, Alma Mater 
surmounting and crowning all, that 
she feels the negative joy of getting away 
more pervading than any other? Softly. 
do not disturb with your indignation the 
dreaming figure in the Morris chair. She's 
far away from here now — -she's been 
on a cold splashing sail off Marblehead, 
or dancing at Miriam's — but after days of 
happy forgetting, she happens to be alone 
by herself, and remembers college. Then 
everything has settled down, and she sees 
it clearly, with a wonder that she was 
eon fused by it. She sees how she had 
been exaggerating this or that incident, 
and how funny was the solemn impor- 
tance she laid on this person's feeling 
toward her, how bewildered she had been 
by the ideas of the skeptical girl on this 
side and the credulous girl on that. In 
the cleared space which vacation had giv- 
en her, all (he seething ideas have calmed 
down, and of the opinions which had 
threatened to swamp her, she regains 
tery. In getting away from a place of 
licting personalities, she has a chance 
er herself, and to look at her 
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like anyway, and if the little machine of 
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look at it, and yet with an intimate knowl- 
edge, which no stranger could have, to 
guide her judgment. And it was such a 
chance for readjustment of vision and 
steering gear that the tired figure in the 
Morris chair remembered when the gleam 
of intelligence lit her face, and that 
chance she prized highly and rarely, above 
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fascinations of bright, idle ladies in the 
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College Calendar 

Wednesday, March 24, 4.20 p. m.. in Houghton Memorial Chap- 
el, Organ Recital by Professor Macdougall. 

Thursday, March 25, 7-30 p. m., in College Hall Chapel, Chris- 
tian Association Meeting. Address by Rev. Mr. Holden, 
of Li union. 

Fridav, March 26. 8 p. m., in Billings Hall, Lecture by Pro- 
fessor F W Taussig, of Harvard, on "The Tariff and 

Saturday, March 27, 7.30 p. m., Sophomore Barnswallows. 

Sunday. March 28, 11 a. m., Services in Houghton Memorial 
Chapel. Sermon by Rev. Allan E. Cross, of the New Old 
South Church, Boston. 
7 i>. m., Vespers. Special music. 

Monday, .March 29, 10 a. m., Indoor Meet. 

7.30 p. in., Address by Miss Ethel M. Arnold, on "The 
Progress of Women in Europe." 

Tuesday, March 30, 4.20 p. m., in Billings Hall, Recital. 

Wednesday, March 31, 4.20 p. m., Organ Recital. 

7.30 p. m., Address by Miss Ethel M. Arnold on "Dr. 
Arnold at Rugby." 

College Notes 

On Friday, March 18, Fraulein Stueven gave a talk 
"Gleiche Sto'Ie in Volksliedern verschiedener Lander," before 
the Radcliffe Deutsche Verein. A poem by her, "Die Fabrik," 
was published in the March number of "Der deutsche Vor- 
kampfer" (New York) and another "Die, Kletterstangen," in 
the third number of Frauen. Rundschau (Berlin.) 

Professor F. W. Taussig, of Harvard, who will lecture Fri- 
day, March 26, on "The Tariff and Wages," is president of 
The American Economic Association, Editor of the Quarterly 
Journal of Economics, and an eminent economic author. Hi- 
"Wages and Capital," and "Tariff History of the United States" 
are among his best known publications. 

The Department of Economics and Politics at Bryn Mawr 
has a fellowship and two resident scholarships to fill, and de- 
sires applications from advanced students who wish to take 
higher degrees. For further particulars consult the Economics 
bulletin board, (first floor, center), or write to the secretary of 
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Attention is called to recent additions to the books and papers 
freely offered to all interested on the lending shelf of the 
Social Study Circle. Borrowers will please register what they 
take in the book for that purpose. 

(1) Raymond Robins' address before the Chicago City 
Club on "Political and Legal Policies of the American Feder- 
ation of Labor." This is a very able and interesting account 
of the reasons why Mr. Gompers, Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Morri- 
son are under sentence of imprisonment and on the significance 
of the situation. Case references are given. 

( 2) Miss Scudder's article on "The Social Conscience of 
the Future" in the Hebbert Journal for January. 

(3) John Martin's paper on "Social Reconstruction To- 

(4) The 1909 issue of the English "Reformers Year Book." 

(5) The minority report of the recent English Royal "Com- 
mission on the Poor Laws and the Unemployed." 

(6) Current numbers of the English "Charity Organiza- 
tion Review." 

The Department of Elocution announces three readings : 
April 19 — Mr. Leland Powers will read the play: The Dawn of 
a Tomorrow, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 

May 3— Katherine Jewell Everts : My Lady's Ring, a comedy 

by Alice Brown. 
May 10 — Mrs. Christabel Kidder: Pippa Passes, by Browning. 

These readings are to be given in College Hall Chapel at 
7.30. Tickets, one dollar for the course ; single tickets, fifty 
cents at the Bookstore or at the door. 

Report of Wellesley Concert Fund 

H. C. Macdougall in account with the Wellesley Concert 
Fund 1908-09 


Balance in Wellesley National Bank from 1907-08 $ 63.77 

From sale of tickets 1247.40 

Interest 1 66 

Total Receiots $1312.83 


To artists $1152.40 

To printing 59-25 

To carriages n.50 

To flowers 9 °o 

To moving Piano 24.00 

To incidentals 13.90 

Total Expenditures $1270.05 

On hand in Wellesley National Bank 42.78 

Wellesley March 17, 1909. I hereby certify that I have ex- 
amined the foregoing account and find the same to be correctly 
cast and properly vouched. 

(Signed) George Gould, 

The fully itemized account, with vouchers, may be ex- 
amined, upon tequest, in Room C, Billings Hall. 

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The Week-End Conference— continued 

work she spoke of the opportunity in our own homes, in our 
churches through the Sunday School, and missionary societies 
and unprofessionally by our interest in the various forms of 
social service. All these, Miss Slattery called the gates waiting 
to let us into Christian usefulness in the world. 

Throughout the Conference, opportunity was given to any 
who desired for personal talks with the leader-. At a reception 
held Monday afternoon, in the Shakespeare House, it was p 
sible to meet the leaders informally. 

Social Psychology 

On Friday evening, March 19, Dr. Charles Judd, Professor 
of Psychology at Yale, delivered a lecture on Social Psychology 
before the Philosophy Club and their guests, in Billings Hall. 

Psychology, said Professor Judd, is no longer working 
primarily on methods, nor is its chief interest experimental or 
physiological, li seeks rather, to investigate the many possible 
lines of applications. One might, in this connection, refer to 
the application of psychology to pathological cases, as illus- 
trated in the Emmanuel Movement headed by Dr. Worcester, ot 
Boston. More theoretical, however, is the application of Psy- 
chology to certain of the social sciences and their problems. 
The political economist, it is true, stoutly denies this applica- 
tion, and attempts to account for social phenomena in a purely 
objective way. forgetting that human preference, comprehen- 
sion, and confidence in trade, all refer to phases of human ex- 
perience indicating that the fundamental facts with which the 
economist deals are psychological in character. In spite of 
their denial of application of psychology to political economy 
and the social sciences, there is in the books on the subject, 
clear evidence of psychological facts affecting these theories. 
For instance. Dr. Royce in his work, "Social Psychology," lays 

at emphasis on suggestion as directing and moulding the 

lines of our conduct, and Professor Sumner, though he will not 

admit that he is a psychologist, uses in his "Folk Way," certain 

conceptions in regard to modes of human behavior, that are 

hological in nature. 

After pointing out this use of psychological facts in books 
on the social sciences professing to be purely objective in their 
treatment. Dr. Judd then turned to the consideration of the 
application of psychology to the problems of credit and labor. 
Dr. Judd traced credit through the different stages of its devel- 
opment, from the perceptual stage, in which both parties felt 
the necessity of seeing the commodities to be exchanged, up 
through the gradual superceding of a clumsy medium of ex- 
change, 'by some coin, and finally through the superceding of 
the coin by paper money. He pointed out that great mental 
development vvas involved in this gradual evolution of paper 
money, and that the acceptance of credit was made possible 
only "because of the system of ideas we have worked out, that 
gives us confidence in credit. As for the second economic 
problem, that of labor, it has already begun to be considered 
from the psychologist's point of view. Mr. Wright in speaking 

a recent coal strike in Pennsylvania -aid that the trouble was 
due mainly to psychological causes. Economists are too prone 

treat labor as an abstraction, and the laborer as a mere 
mechanism, neglecting, thereby, the most essential fact, that the 
laborer is a personality, a being whose conduct is colored by 
specialized habit. They forget that laborer is not merely a 

rker in the mines, but was also made to enjoy some of the 

Another pet theory of economists, that fails 

entirely to recognize the psychological nature of skill, is the 

theory that advocates a group of skilled workers, who in pros- 

rous times, may do their skilled labor, but who in hard 
times, should for the convenience of society in general, do un- 
skilled work. But skill is a psychological process, a mode of 

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behavior worked out through a complex organism of the ner- 
vous system, and if not properly civilized, it deteriorates. Hence 
it is only when the laborer as well as the economist comes to 
understand skill, that there will be a different situation in labor. 
In closing Dr. Judd pointed out that not only may psy- 
chology' be applied to political economy, but that it is neces- 
sarily involved in all social phenomena; that sociology, science 
and history are all psychological in character. He also men- 
tioned Wilhelm Wundt's volumes on "Social Psychology," 
"Language," "Religion and Myths" and the "Development of 
the Arts" — all of which subjects Wundt treats psychologically 
as a great contribution to psychology, and as having stimu- 
lated his own interest in the treatment of social life from the 
point of view of mental development. 

M. Poete's Lecture 

Mercredi dernier, le dix-sept mars, monsieur Marcel Poete 
lit une conference sur : — "Paris au temps des Romantiques." 

Monsieur Poete commenca sa conference en nous rappelaut 
que 1830 marque une evolution dans la •wesie, la litterature et 
le theatre. Nous reconnaissons les noms de Chateaiforiand de 
Lamartime, de Victor Hugo. Monsieur Poete nous dit qu' on 
ne pent concevoir le mouvement des idees en France excepte 
dans le cadre de Paris et que pour bien comprendre Balzac, il 
faut se figurer la physionomie de ce Paris. 

En 1830, e'etait une ville enceinte d'une muraille d'octroi, 
coupee de distance en distance par des portes. 

Les rues de Paris etaient etroites et malpropres et n'etaient 
pas eclairees convenablement. Au milieu des rues, il y avait 
de petit s ruisseaux. Le pavage etait rudimentaire et il y avait 
ties pen de trottoirs. Les rues c'taient tres encombrees, car on 
y exercait une quantite de petits metiers. 

La ville. ellc-meme, etait marquee de taches de verdure 
et les fleurs ajoutaient a la gaite et a l'agrement des rues. 

11 y avait deja beaucomp de magasins de nouveautes, qui 
attiraient les dames. Ou donnait aux magasins des noms des 
pieces de theatre, qui se jouaient a cette epoque. comme : 

"Le Page Inconstant." 

"Le Pauvre diable" 

"Le Masque de Fer"-etc. 

Les cafes etaient assez nombreux ; les estaminets et les 
divans aussi. Dans les divans on ne pouvait fumer que le 

Les voitures etaient tres bizarres. On voyait des fiacre- ; 
des cabriolet - a deux roues et des omnibus. On donnait aussi 
aux omnibus des noms de pieces de theatre. En 1837 on ent 
le premier chemin de fer, qui partait de la gare St. Lazare et 
qui allait jusqu' a le Pecq. 

Ce grand Paris, nous dit monsieur Poete, sc divisail alors, 
comme maintenant, en trois parties: — 

1. Le cote droit de la Seine e'est le quartier commercial, le 
quartier des affaires. On y trouve les Halles Centrales e1 la 
rue Vivienne. 

_>. I.'Ile de la cite-au milieu de la Seine. 

On y trouve, Notre-Dame et le Palais de Justice. 

3. La Rive gauche, qui est le quartier des etudes. II y a 
d« s convents; de vieux hotels. Le cote droit est le plus 

Les boulevards etaient, deja tres importants. La ligne des 
boulevards s'etendaif de la Madeleine a la Bastille. 

t. Le Boulevard etait tres anime; il y avait beaucoup de 
cafes el d( restaurants. On y trouvait en 18301a vie populai 
11 y await beaucomp de petits theatres comme: — 

Les Folies Dramatiques 

La Gaite. 

Le Cirque ' )lympique, 

Le Theatre des Acrobats 


C'etait l'cpoque des Panoramas. 
On y trouvait aussi : — 
Le Gymnase 
Les Varietes. 

Et dans presque tous ccs theatres on jouait des melo- 

Le Passage des Panoramas etait alors tres fameux, car 
c'etait la mode de se promener dans des lieux converts. 

2. Le Boulevard des ItalienS etait ici le boulevard 
mondain on y trouvait beaucoup de chaleur et de poussiere, 
mais c'etait ueammoius le cote le plus Parisicn. II y avail 
l'opera et le theatre des Bouffes. On y trouvait des cafes 
et le fameux "Glacier Tortoni." 

.Monsieur Poete nous a tres bien fait voir l'influence 
anglaise. Cette influence se traduit dans les moeurs et dans la 
vie meme. Le petit tigre a la porte du cafe venait du mot 
anglais — "tiger" et on appelait les elegants "les fasionables" 
mot qui venait du mot" — fashionable." 

Monsieur Poete dit que la vie a Paris etait une \ ie 
paisfble et "bonenfaut" mais Paris etait, et est encore, une ville 
dans un perpetuel mouvement de travail. 

Monsieur Poete a termine sa conference en nous mon- 
trant des projections du Paris des Romantiques. 

Letter From Italy 

Tlie following letter has been received by Miss Jackson: 

Ufficio del Primo aiutante di Campo Gen. di S. M. il Re 

Roma, 2 Marzo, 1909. 
Egregia Signora : 

S. M. la Regina, Mia Augusta Sovrana, ha molto apprez- 
zato l'atto gentile delle Signorine, alunne di cotesto collegio, 
alle quali porge i piu sentiti ringraziamente per la cospicua- 
somma clie, con generoso slancio e con affettuoso sentimento, 
raccolsero a vantaggio dei superstiti del terremoto del 28 di- 
ctmbre ultimo. 

La sonuria di lire italiane 2121.75 da Lei inviatami, venue, 
d'ordine della Giaziosa Sovrana, rimessa alia Banca d' Italia 
presso la quale sono depositate tutte le oblazioni di danaro des- 
tinate ai danneggiati del terremoto. 

Nel rimetterlc qui accluso la ricevuta per detta somma, 
rilasciata da quell Tstituto, Le attesto la mia osservanza di 

Dev mo - 

Ugo Brusate. 
Signora Margaret Jackson 

Wellesley College, Wellesley. 
( Massachusetts, U. S. A.") 

The translation is as follows: 

Office of the first A. D. C. of H. M., the King. 

Rome, March 2, 1909. 
Dear Madam : 

Her Majesty, the Queen, my August Sovereign, has greatly 
appreciated the gracious acts of the young ladies, pupils of the 
college and sends them her most heartfelt thanks for the notable 
sum, which, with generous impulse and affectionate feeling, they 
gathered for the benefit of the survivors of the earthquake of 
the twenty-eighth of December last. 

The sum of 21 21 francs, 75 centimes sent to me was by 
order of the gracious Queen, placed in the Banca dTtalia, in 
which are deposited all gifts of money destined for the earth- 
quake sufferers. 

In sending you the receipt for the above sum I, 

Letter from M. Poete 

\fter M. Poete's visit to Wellesley Madame Colin received 
the following : 

Boston, icS mars, matin. 
Madame : 

J'arrive a Boston et ma premiere pensee < st de vous offrir 
la nouvelle expression de ma profonde gratitude pour l'accucil 
si aimable que vous avez bien voulu me faire. 

Soyez assez bonne pour etre mon iriterprete aupres de vos 

Je resterai. croyez-le bien, sous le charme de votre belle 
oeuvre francaise dans le cadre ravissant de Wellesley College. 
Laissez-moi vous dire combien. j 'admire tout ce que vous avez 
su realiser. 

Avec mes felicitations les plus sinceres. venillez, Madame, 
agreer le nouvel hommage de mes sentiments tout devoues. 

(Signed) Marcel Poete. 


Ladies' Hatter 


160 Tremont St. 

Oser the English Tea Room 


The management of the Lake Waban Laundry wishes to 
explain to its patrons through the pages of the College Mews 
the cause of the odor which has within the past few weeks 
been noticeable on the returned linen. To remove all apprehen- 
sion and to answer anticipated complaints, I hereby state that 
the odor comes from a leak in the heating pipes outside the 
laundry. The mineral wool used as packing gives out when wet 
an odor of disinfectants and iodoform. The air of the delivery 
room is permeated by this odor, and it is absorbed by the cloth- 
ing. The same odor has been apparent at Simpson and Stone 
Hall when tlie pipes there have been in a simi'ar condition. 
The odor should not be attributed to the use of acids, washing 
powders, and bleaching materials, for no such expedients arc 
used in ///<• Lake Waban Laundrys 

M. O. SiMoxiis. 
Manager Lake Waban Laundry. 

Free Press 


In these days when so many people are eagerly rushing 
into print to bewail the unacademic character of our daily life, 
may I be permitted to say a word or two on the other si 
It seems to me that it is only a few girls and not the majority 
in the college who find the work light and uninteresting and 
credit easy. Most girls, I believe, are doing good, conscientious 
work from day to day, are interested in their classes, and find 
few "snap courses." There are very few people who can work 
on steadily, with no diversion, so most of us take time off now 
and then for recreation, but we settle down to hard work with 
a renewed interest and vigor. Perhaps it is a pity that it is 
the fashion for us to talk more about our play than about our 
work, but the interest in the work is there, nevertheless, ami 
I believe that there is no present danger that Wellesley girls 
will adopt a boarding school attitude toward their work. 


It is not unnatural that misconceptions should have arisen 
with regard to the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics ; but 
misconceptions can work mischief if not corrected soon. It 
is well to remember that the affiliation is primarily academic. 
Both are old institutions of high standing whose methods and 
customs are means to the same end, namely, preparation for 
complete living. Hence there is no more reason, I believe, that 
the two schools will interfere with each other in any way than 
Harvard Medical with Llarvard College. 

The statement has been made that the ideals of tlie two 
schools are different. Such an inference is natural, for the name 
of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics is misleading. It 
is no more of a normal school than college. The aim is not 
"to turn out teachers." hut to "prepare for complete living" by 
means of the special training offered by physical education. 

The affiliation ought to be mutual help and inspiration to 
the two student bodies. The college student body does not 
show its characteristic fair-mindedness or democratic spirit when 
it allows gossip, rumor, and personal prejudice to discolor its 
"point of view." So far as I know, no real effort has been 
made to find out anything about the Boston Normal School of 
Gymnastics from the student's point of view. It is always better 
to know than to surmise : and I am sure direct investigation 
would wll reward interest. The girls of the Boston Normal 
School of Gymnastics need no comment ; 'but the time will 
ccme when the college girls will be ashamed of their prejudices. 

After all. there is much to be said on both sides, because 
of lack of official information: and loyalty to the good 
of the cause will win out in the end, particularly when it is 
found out that most of the misconceptions now current are 
nothing but "dreams" (bad "ties at that) and theories. 

Nancy Ellicott Tomlinson. 
Formerly 1909. 
B. N. S. G., 1908. 
(Continued on page 7) 






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and for 25 years the 

For elegant and good style Millinery buy at 


165 Tremont Street - BOSTON 





Justice of 



the Peace 

Room 1. Shattuck Block, Wellesley 






Boots, Shoes, Rubbers 


«" The Wellesley 
$ Grocery Go. 

cMontague Block 

33 Fulton St., Cor. Cross 


Telephone, 207 Richmond 


Daily Papers, Periodicals 
Stationery, Etc. 

Montague Block Wellesley Sq. 

Wellesley Tailoring Go. 

Ladies' & Gents' Tailors & Furriers 

Cleaning, Dyeing, Pressing 
and Repairing 

543 Washington St. WELLESLEY, MASS. 

Telephone No. 349-2 


Watchmaker and Optician 

Agent for the Provident Life 

and Trust Co. 


Food Salesroom 

541 Washington St., Wellesley 
Cake, Candy and Pastry 
Rolls, Jellies and Preserves 
JW Special Orders Promptly Filled 

Music Notes 

Student Recital 

March 23, 1909. 

Piano: Concerto, op. 58, first movement Mosclieles 

Miss Gertrude N. Clark, 1910 

(with second piano) 

Voice: "Songs my mother taught me" Dvorak 

In der Marz Wacht Taubert 

Miss Frances M. Lee, 1909. 
Duet : 'Across the still lagoon." Loge 

Miss Alice L. Smart, 191 1 and Miss Eva A. Pierce, 191 1. 
Piano: Serenade Whelpley 

Miss Lura E. S. Griswold, 1912. 
Die Zauberin from Erotikon Jensen 

Miss Elizabeth Irene Kriebel, 1912 
Violin: Largo Handel 

Miss Carolyn Sulzbacher, 1912 

Piano: Concerto No. 3, first movement Beethoven 

Miss Paula Pardee, 1909. 

(with second piano) 

Mid-year Organ Recital 

Wednesday, March 24, 1909 at 4.20 
Mr. H. C. Macdougall, Organist 

I. Fantasie in E flat Saint-Saens 

Con moto — allegro di molto 

II. Rhapsodie in G minor William Faulkes 

Madrigal E. H. Lemare 

Scherzo Symphonique Russell King Miller 

Art Exhibits 

Copley Gallery — Contemporary German Art. 

Kimball's Gallery — Renoir's Paintings. 

Doll & Richards'— Mr. Macknight's Watercolors. 

Doll & Richards' — Prints of German Art. 

Boston Public Library — Photographs of German Art. 

Boston Art Club— Watercolor Club Exhibition. 

Copley Gallery — Mr. Spear's Paintings. 

Cobb's Gallery — Portraits by Piero Tozzi. 

Leonard's Gallery — The Copeland Collection. 

Vose's Gallery— Early English Portraits. 

Boston Camera Club — Annual Exhibition. 

Theatre Notes 

Tremont Theatre — Kitty Grey. 
Colonial Theatre — Girls of Gottenberg. 
Majestic Theatre— Mr. Hamlet of Broadway. 
Hollis Street Theatre — Samson. 
Park Theatre — Peggy Machree. 

Falling Hair 

and Dandruff Successfully Treated 

Electrical Vibratory Massage 
M micuring, Chiropody and Shampooing 

'Phone 122-1 Over E. B. Parker's Shoe Store 

The Walnot Hill School 

Natick, Mass. 
A College Preparatory School for Girls 

Miss Conant and Miss Bigelow 


20 North Ave., Natick 

High Grade Portraits 

Connected by Telephone 

Pianos for Rent 





Clark's Bock 



Wellesley Square 

(where the cars stop). Carries a full 
line of Choice Fruit, Confectionery and 
other goods, and Vegetables of all kinds 
usually found in a first-class fruit stor«. 
Also Olive Oil- Free Delivery. 

Tel. 138-2 



Butter, Cheese and Eggs 

2 and 4 New Faneuil Hall Market 

Telephone 349-4 


Shampooing Facial Treatment 

Scalp Treatment Manicuring 

Hair Dressing Chiropody 

Taylor Block, Rooms 4-5, Wellesley 
Manager, Miss Ruth Hodgkins 
Assistants, Miss Hilda Lundberg and 
Miss Nina Boggs 



Office, 555 Washington St.— Tel. 44-2 
Conservatories, 103 Linden St.— Tel. 44-1 

Orders by Mail or Otherwise are Given 

Prompt Attention. 

J. TA1LBY & SON, Proprietors 



Ladies' and Gents' 

Custom Tailor 

Shanv Block Wellesley Square 

Special Attention paid to 
Pressing and Cleaning 

QQellesley Inn 

TOelleeley, JMase. 


OOOK'» Restaurant 


Next to Colonial Theater 

Matinee Lunches 



Invite attention to their 

Ladies' Waists 

Exclusive Styles and Patterns 

Gloves, Jabots 
l\ Stocks and Belts 


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Free Press continued 


In reference to the editorial in the College News of March 
17, on the deplorable condition of friendships in college, I would 
say that proper justice has not been done to the girls as a whole. 
It is very improbable that a girl with anything but the most 
superficial qualities could indulge in a "convenient friendship." 
Constant association, even if only walking to the Barn and Ves- 
pers together, if any conversation is carried on, neccesitates 
some exchange of ideas and in this way leads to genuine, mu- 
tual understanding. No doubt there are many acquaintances 
that do not last, but on the other hand we can. all see many 
deep and sincere friendships which are bound to endure. The 
strength of college friendships is proved by the way in which 
Alumnae remain true to their college friends throughout life. 


Society Notes 


At a meeting of Society Tau Zeta Epsilon, Friday, March 
19, 1909, Amy N. Morse, 1909, Esther G. Bryant, 191 1, Patrice 
M. Butler, T911 and Constance Eustis, 1911, were formally re- 
ceived into membership 

The Alumnae and Faculty present were : Fraulein Muller, 
Mrs. Newman, Warrerfe Piper Permar, 1897, Hetty S. Wheeler, 
1902, Marion Fenton, 1904, Minnie Burr, 1907, Esther Barbour, 
1907, Elizabeth McM. Culver, Dorothy Pope and Eleanor Piper, 

On Saturday evening, March 13, 1909, Society Tau Zeta 
Epsilon celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the founding of 
the Art Society in 1889. The following Faculty and Alumnae 
members were present : 

Mr. Macdougall, Miss Jackson, Mrs. Newman, Miss Louise 
Adams Whiting, Mrs. Helen Nourse Jackson, '89, Mrs. Mary 
Tyler Jones, '90, Mrs. Blanche Whitlock Carlton, '92, Mrs. Tsa- 
belle Northey Murray, 92, Mrs. Alice Reed Dresser, 93, Nancy 
Pond, '93, Mrs. Alice Norcross Gross, '9=;, Ellen Cushing, 96, 
Mrs. May Kellogg Peck, '96. Mrs. Edith Dudley Cole. '97. Mrs. 
Amy Boutelle Crocker, '97. Mrs. Fannie Carpenter Parker, '97. 
Mrs. Warrene Piper Permar. '97. Maude Clark. '99. Mrs. Lucile 
Reynolds Hall, '99, Mrs. Grace Sutherland Leonard, '99, Emilie 
McClary, '99, Mrs. Mildred Eliott Adams, '00, Mrs. Edith Nor- 
cross Morgan, '00. Mrs. Marion Cushman Garvin, '01, Isadore 
Rogers, '01, Hetty Wheeler, '02, Mrs. Emily Freeman Howes, 
'06, Helen White, '06, Esther Barbour, '07, Florence Bryant, 
'07, Minnie Burr. '07, Flora MacKinnon, 07, Helen Newell, '07, 
Eleanor Piper, '08, Dorothy Pope, '08, and Caroline Ware, '08. 


Pattern Hats 


MRS. E. M. NEWELL, will be at MRS. F. D. WOODS' 
756 Washington St., Wellesley 

Elevator 47 Winter St., Boston, Room 106 E. M. NEWELL 

We are showing a new line of GOLD SLIPPERS at 
$5.00 a pair. All sizes. 

Regular stores ask $10.00 and $12.00 for them. 

Ask for our Endless Chain Book so you can get your second pair Free 

Sample Shoe 
& Hosiery Shop 

Have only TWO Shops in 

496 Washington St. cor. 

Bedford St. and 
74 Boylston St. cor. Tre- 

mont St. Both stores up one flight 

Our prices $2.00 and $2.50 a pair for £3.50 
S4.00 and $V00 grades 


has just issued and will send free upon request 


which contains illustrations and prices of a very large assortment 
of Class and College Pins (in colors to represent enamel), Frater- 
nity Emblems, Seals, Plaques, Medals, Rings and many novelties 
in the newest styles— suggestions that should be seen before pur- 

1218-20=22 Chestnut St. 


WE are desirous of obtaining the trade of a select class of young 
women to add to our already exclusive custom and therefore 
are offering our Choice Line of Suitings to be made by 
the best journeymen ladies' tailors, in the newest and up-to- 
date models, at prices most reasonable. 

B. HURWITCH & BRO., Ladies' Tailors 


For references apply to the Advertising Manager of the College News. 


38 and 40 Faneuil Hal 


Telephone 933 Richmond 

hotel Supplies a specialty 


You've got no use for any maga- 
zine ? No ? 

Don't need EVERYBODY'S? No? 
Doesn't concern you ? No ? 

BUT high-priced freight, coal, and 
lumber — pure food — cheap water- 
ways? That hits you? Yes? That's 
what EVERYBODY'S is for. 
Get it ; cut out an article occasion- 
ally and send it to your congressman. 
Things will begin to move — vou 
won't feci so powerless. 

For Sale by H. L. FLAGG 




Travellers' Cheques 
Foreign Drafts 

Furnished by the 

Wellesley National Bank 

We did $30, < worth of business 

for our patrons last year and expect 
to do son, 000 this year. We have 
had no one find fault with the way 
we have done the business. 

Society Notes— continued 


At a meeting of society Zeta Alpha on Wednesday, March 
Mabel Decker, 1909, Justine Iddings. 1910, Harriet Coman, 

191 1, and Clara Schneider, 191 1, were formally received into 


Alumnae Notes 

In addition to notes concerning graduates, the Alumnae 
column will contain items of interest about members of the 
Faculty, past and present, and former students. 

Miss Esther Lape, 1905, now of the English Composition 
Department, of Swarthmore. visited Wellesley March 16. 

Miss Katharine Hazeltine, 1908, has been spending some 
time in Wellesley. 

Miss Madge E. McCoy, 1905, is teaching in the High School 
in Beverly, Ohio. 

Miss Frances E. Davis. 1908, is doing graduate work in 
Greek and Latin in the University of Chicago. 

Miss Grace D. Bauman, 1906, is taking a trip around the 

Mrs. Julius Ilarrah ("Constance Raymond, formerly of 
1908), is spending part of the winter in Cuba with her hus- 
band and son. 

Miss Maude C. Huff. 1908. is teaching Latin and English 
in the Essex (Mass.) High School. 

Miss Sophie Brown, 1904. has *been taking a six months' 
training course in nursing at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake 
City, and expects to begin her duties as parish worker for St. 
Mark's and St. Paul's churches this month. 

Mis? Irene McAlpine, 1906. is doing investigation work for 
the State Board of Charities, in Boston. 

Mivs Valentine Puthod. of the Department of French, who 
is now studying for the higher degree at the University of 
Faris. was recently chosen by the "Societe Xationale des Pro- 
;eurs Francais en Amerique" as its delegate to the Interna- 
tional Congress to be held by the "Societe des Professeurs de 

Spring Opening 

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Initial display of the latest and 
most approved 1 909 models for 
Spring and Summer tig) G§b 

No previous season has brought out daintier 
nor more graceful styles than will be shown at 
this opening. Never has the variety of charming 
new models been so great; in fact, our extensive 
assortment includes the exact style of footwear to 
meet your every requirement. 

This spring opening begins the third season 
of Our New " Luxura " shoes — shoes that have 
commanded attention because of their superb 
styles, and have won for themselves a leading 
place with New England people because they com 
bine — A greater amount of STYLE and quality at 
popular prices than any other shoe now being offered 


Langues vivantes de l'Enseignement Public en France" at the 
Sorbonne, April 14-17. Miss Puthod, with the authorization of 
the Minister of Public Education, is now visiting the language 
classes, German and English in several Lycees of Paris where 
the direct method has met with great success — all the instruc- 
tion being given from the start, in the language studied. An 
interesting report may soon follow. 


Miss Effie M. Spencer, 1908, to Mr. F. Russell Person, of 
Ware, Mass. 

Miss Anne Orr, 1904, to Lieutenant Walter Boswell, U. S. A. 

Miss Elizabeth Dickson Conover, I9p3, to Mr. Herbert Hill 
Moore, Princeton. 1900, of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 


Schloss — Fleisher. March 9, 1909, in Philadelphia, Miss 
Anne Margaret Fleisher, formerly of 1909. 

Gunn — Willcox. March 20, 1909, in Chicago, Miss Har- 
riet Brewster Willcox, 1903, to Mr. Alexander Hunter Gunn. 


March 9, 1909, in Cushing Hospital, Roxbury, Harriet M. 
Cleland. 1891-93, Assistant Superintendent of Eliot Cottage. 

March 17, 1909, Henry B. Lupton, father of Olive Lupton, 
of the class of 1909I. 

March 15, 1909, at Verona, N. Y., Beman Osgood, father of 
Bertha Osgood, 1906. 

March 14, 1909, at San Diego, Cab, Dr. Charles L. Kings- 
bury, father of Edith Kingsbury, 1905. 

March, 1909, Elijah B. Stowe, father of Annie Bigelow 
Stowe, 1002. 

March, 1909, in New York City, Frederick Van Lennep, 
husband of Anita Trumbull, 1883-84.